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Crowd of people walking beneath security cameras (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

China exports tools of repression to the world

China is exporting technological know-how that can help authoritarian governments track, reward and punish citizens through digital surveillance.
Venezuela's Helicoide building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Architectural marvel is now a notorious Venezuela prison

A building in Caracas, Venezuela, known as the Helicoide could not be more different today from what its original creators intended in the 1950s.
Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
Police officer interrogating people at an emergency scene (State Dept.)video

April 18: Changing the response to sexual assault [webchat]

Join this live, one-hour discussion with U.S. law enforcement representatives to learn how they address sexual assault cases in their communities.
Man at microphone (State Dept.)video

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s national development bank [video]

The U.S. has sanctioned BANDES, Venezuela's national development bank, following the unlawful detention of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
Soldiers escorting a family over a border (© Martin Mejia/AP Images)

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan police have left Maduro

Growing numbers of Venezuelan security personnel have abandoned their country's corrupt regime, which clings to power through force amid a deepening crisis.
People looking at a propeller plane (© Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates lifesaving aircraft to Honduras

The Honduran Air Force now uses U.S.-built aircraft for rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and efforts to disrupt narcotrafficking.
People standing on a balcony draped with the Venezuelan flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s ex-vice president aided drug dealers, charges say

Former vice president of Venezuela and international drug kingpin Tareck El Aissami has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions.
10 icons representing activities that could lead to arrest or detention in China (State Dept.)

10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.